Rural African American families' child care placement: examined through child age, economic, education, social support, and geographic isolation measures Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
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  • Bratsch, Mary E.
    • Affiliation: School of Education
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  • The focus of this study was to examine if the distal factors in a child's exosystem, as well as the proximal factor of child age, were associated with where rural, African American families placed their children in child care. The results indicated that the variables of maternal education, family income (as measured by the income-to-needs ratio), maternal employment type, perceived social support, and geographic isolation were not significant when put into models predicting to relative, family day care, or center care use at 15 and 35 months. Nevertheless, based on descriptive findings, this study added to the literature through a greater understanding of child care placement, as well as family characteristics, of the African American families in question.
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  • Vernon-Feagans, Lynne
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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